Massage Therapy

Overview 

 

Massage helps to realigning the deeper layers of connective and muscle tissue. It aims to release tension in the body through slow strokes and finger pressure on the tense areas, releasing the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

 

Sports massage is a deep form of soft tissue manipulation. This type of massage simply means more pressure is applied and is not meant to be solely for althletes. It involves a wide range of techniques that include effleurage (repeated circular movements), kneading (like kneading dough), wringing (squeeze/twist),  and trigger pointing (sustained pressure on a knotted area). All of which are extremely effective in resolving muscle tension. 

 

How does massage help? 

 

Massage will work out the knots from stressed, overworked muscles and connective tissue (fascia) to relieve immediate pain and can also help with chronic joint and muscle pain. It also encourages faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation. Massage can also increase production of your feel-good hormones like serotonin, which can help improve your mood and fight depression. Massage also helps to flush toxins from the body via the lymphatic system. 

 

Who can have a massage? 

 

Massage techniques are fully suitable for both sports people and non-athletes alike and can help with injuries, chronic pain, muscle aches, restricted range of movement or overall body maintenance.